SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – (PRESS RELEASE) — Absolute Poker is sponsoring an online donation “tournament” to raise money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts. Absolute Poker will match all collected funds, donating 100 percent of money raised to help victims.
The “tournaments” have been set up specifically for donations and are not actual poker games. Those interested in participating can go to Absolute Poker and choose a “Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund” tournament from the tournament lobby. Donors can register in any tourney, ranging from $1, $10, $25, $50, or $100 tables. Additionally, players can make account transfers from their own account to an account called, KATRINAFUND, directly through the automated system within the Absolute Poker Cashier tab.
This is Absolute Poker‘s second fundraiser for victims of natural disasters. Through a similar tournament and donation-driven fundraiser, the company raised over $14,000 to aid victims of the Tsunami in Indonesia in December 2004. These funds were donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross.